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myiasis - noun infestation of the body by the larvae of flies (usually through a wound or other opening) or any disease resulting from such infestation

  • myliobatidae - noun eagle rays

  • mylodon - noun large (bear-sized) extinct edentate mammal of the Pleistocene in South America

  • mylodontidae - noun extinct South American edentates

  • myna - noun tropical Asian starlings

  • myocarditis - noun inflammation of the myocardium (the muscular tissue of the heart)

  • myoclonus - noun a clonic spasm of a muscle or muscle group

  • myogram - noun a graphical recording of muscle activity

  • myoid - adj. resembling muscle

  • myology - noun the branch of physiology that studies muscles

  • myoma - noun a benign tumor composed of muscle tissue

  • myometritis - noun inflammation of the myometrium

  • myometrium - noun the smooth muscle forming the wall of the uterus

  • myomorpha - noun true rats and mice and related rodents

  • myopathic - adj. of or relating to any disease of the muscles that is not caused by nerve dysfunction

  • myopathy - noun any pathology of the muscles that is not attributable to nerve dysfunction

  • myope - noun a person with myopia; a nearsighted person

  • myosarcoma - noun sarcoma of muscle tissue

  • myosis - noun reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller; an acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest)

  • myositis - noun inflammation of muscle tissue

  • myosotis - noun forget-me-nots; scorpion grass

  • myotic - adj. of or relating to or causing constriction of the pupil of the eye; noun a drug that causes miosis (constriction of the pupil of the eye)

  • myotomy - noun surgical incision or division of a muscle

  • myotonia - noun abnormally long muscular contractions; slow relaxation of a muscle after a contraction

  • myotonic - adj. of or relating to or caused by myotonia

  • myrcia - noun a genus of tropical American trees and shrubs of the myrtle family

  • myriagram - noun one ten thousandth of a centner

  • myriameter - noun a metric unit of length equal to 10,000 meters

  • myriametre - noun a metric unit of length equal to 10,000 meters

  • myriapod - noun general term for any terrestrial arthropod having an elongated body composed of many similar segments: e.g. centipedes and millipedes

  • myriapoda - noun arthropods having the body composed of numerous double somites each with two pairs of legs: millipedes

  • myrica - noun deciduous aromatic shrubs or small trees

  • myricaceae - noun constituting the order Myricales

  • myricales - noun coextensive with the family Myricaceae

  • myringa - noun the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound

  • myringectomy - noun surgical removal of the eardrum

  • myringoplasty - noun surgical repair of a perforated eardrum with a tissue graft

  • myringotomy - noun surgical incision into the eardrum (to relieve pressure or release pus from the middle ear)

  • myriophyllum - noun chiefly monoecious and usually aquatic herbs (as the milfoils)

  • myristica - noun type genus of Myristicaceae; tropical Asian evergreen trees with small white or yellow flowers followed by fleshy fruits

  • myristicaceae - noun family of aromatic tropical trees with arillate seeds

  • myrmecia - noun bulldog ants

  • myrmecobius - noun banded anteater

  • myrmecophaga - noun type genus of the Myrmecophagidae; South American ant bear

  • myrmecophagidae - noun New World anteaters

  • myrmecophagous - adj. feeding on ants

  • myrmecophile - noun an organism such as an insect that habitually shares the nest of a species of ant

  • myrmecophilous - adj. living symbiotically with ants

  • myrmecophyte - noun plant that affords shelter or food to ants that live in symbiotic relations with it

  • myrmecophytic - adj. of or relating to myrmecophytes

  • myrmeleon - noun type genus of the Myrmeleontidae: antlions

  • myrmeleontidae - noun antlions

  • myrmidon - noun (Greek mythology) a member of the warriors who followed Achilles on the expedition against Troy; a follower who carries out orders without question

  • myrobalan - noun small Asiatic tree bearing edible red or yellow fruit; used in Europe as budding stock

  • myroxylon - noun a genus of tropical American trees having pinnate leaves and white flowers

  • myrrhis - noun European perennial herbs having pinnate leaves and umbels of white flowers

  • myrsinaceae - noun family of Old World tropical trees and shrubs; some in Florida

  • myrtaceae - noun trees and shrubs yielding a fragrant oil

  • myrtales - noun Myrtaceae; Combretaceae; Elaeagnaceae; Haloragidaceae; Melastomaceae; Lecythidaceae; Lythraceae; Rhizophoraceae; Onagraceae; Lecythidaceae; Punicaceae

  • myrtus - noun type genus of the Myrtaceae

  • mysidacea - noun opossum shrimp

  • mysidae - noun small shrimp-like crustaceans

  • mysis - noun type genus of the family Mysidae

  • mysophobia - noun a morbid fear of dirt or contamination

  • mysteriously - adv. in a cryptic manner

  • mystical - adj. having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding; relating to or characteristic of mysticism; relating to or resembling mysticism

  • mystically - adv. in a mystical manner

  • mysticeti - noun baleen whales: right whales; rorquals; blue whales; humpbacks

  • mysticism - noun obscure or irrational thought; a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality

  • mystification - noun the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered; something designed to mystify or bewilder; confusion resulting from failure to understand

  • mystifier - noun a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution

  • mythical - adj. based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity

  • mythicize - verb interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology; make into a myth

  • mythological - adj. based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity

  • mythologist - noun an expert on mythology

  • mythologize - verb make into a myth; construct a myth

  • mytilid - noun marine bivalve mollusk having a dark elongated shell; live attached to solid objects especially in intertidal zones

  • mytilidae - noun marine mussels

  • mytilus - noun type genus of the family Mytilidae: smooth-shelled marine mussels

  • myxedema - noun hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration

  • myxine - noun type genus of the Myxinidae (typical hagfishes)

  • myxinidae - noun slime-producing marine animals: hagfishes

  • myxinoidei - noun hagfishes as distinguished from lampreys

  • myxobacteria - noun bacteria that form colonies in self-produced slime; inhabit moist soils or decaying plant matter or animal waste

  • myxobacteriaceae - noun bacteria living mostly in soils and on dung

  • myxobacteriales - noun an order of higher bacteria

  • myxoma - noun a benign tumor of connective tissue containing jellylike material

  • myxomatosis - noun a viral disease (usually fatal) of rabbits

  • myxomycete - noun a slime mold of the class Myxomycetes

  • myxomycetes - noun the class of true slime molds; essentially equivalent to the division Myxomycota

  • myxophyceae - noun former terms for Cyanophyceae

  • myxosporidia - noun an order in the subclass Cnidosporidia

  • myxosporidian - noun mostly parasitic in fishes and including various serious pathogens
    n

  • na - noun a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt)

  • nabalus - noun genus of North American and east Asian perennial herbs; sometimes included in genus Prenanthes

  • nabob - noun a wealthy man (especially one who made his fortune in the Orient); a governor in India during the Mogul empire

  • nabu - noun Babylonian god of wisdom and agriculture and patron of scribes and schools

  • nacelle - noun a streamlined enclosure for an aircraft engine

  • nacre - noun the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell

  • nacreous - adj. consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl; having a play of lustrous rainbow-like colors

  • naemorhedus - noun gorals

  • naga - noun Kamarupan languages spoken in northeastern India and western Burma

  • nagari - noun a syllabic script used in writing Sanskrit and Hindi

  • nagger - noun someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault

  • nahuatl - noun the Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Nahuatl; a member of any of various Indian peoples of central Mexico

  • nahum - noun an Old Testament book telling Nahum's prophecy of the fall of Nineveh; a Hebrew minor prophet of the 7th century BC

  • naiadaceae - noun monotypic family of aquatic plants having narrow leaves and small flowers

  • naiadales - noun an order of aquatic monocotyledonous herbaceous plants

  • naiant - adj. applied to a fish depicted horizontally

  • naias - noun sole genus of the family Naiadaceae

  • naif - adj. marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience; noun a naive or inexperienced person

  • nailbrush - noun a brush used to clean a person's fingernails

  • nailer - noun a worker who attaches something by nailing it

  • nailhead - noun flattened boss on the end of nail opposite to the point; something resembling the head of a nail that is used as an ornamental device

  • nailrod - noun tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa

  • nainsook - noun a soft lightweight muslin used especially for babies

  • naively - adv. in a naive manner

  • naiveness - noun lack of sophistication or worldliness

  • naivety - noun lack of sophistication or worldliness

  • naja - noun cobras

  • nakedly - adv. without clothing; in an exposed manner; without protection or defense

  • nakedness - noun the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind; characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive; a bleak and desolate atmosphere

  • nakedwood - noun tree of extreme southern Florida and West Indies having thin scaly bark and aromatic fruits and seeds and yielding hard heavy close-grained zebrawood; any of several small to medium-sized trees of Florida and West Indies with thin scaly bark and heavy dark heartwood

  • nameless - adj. being or having an unknown or unnamed source

  • namelessness - noun the state of being anonymous

  • namely - adv. as follows

  • namer - noun a person who gives a name or names

  • naming - adj. inclined to or serving for the giving of names; noun the verbal act of naming; the act of putting a person into a non-elective position

  • nammad - noun an embroidered rug made from a coarse Indian felt

  • nanaimo - noun a town in southwestern British Columbia on Vancouver Island west of Vancouver

  • nance - noun offensive terms for an openly homosexual man

  • nandu - noun smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan

  • nanism - noun a genetic abnormality resulting in short stature

  • nankeen - noun a durable fabric formerly loomed by hand in China from natural cotton having a yellowish color

  • nanny - noun female goat; a woman who is the custodian of children

  • nanocephalic - adj. having an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain

  • nanocephaly - noun an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain

  • nanticoke - noun the Algonquian language spoken by the Nanticoke and Conoy; a member of the Algonquian people formerly of Maryland and eastern Delaware

  • napa - noun plant with an elongated head of broad stalked leaves resembling celery; used as a vegetable in east Asia

  • napaea - noun Greek mythology; one species: glade mallow

  • napalm - noun gasoline jelled with aluminum soaps; highly incendiary liquid used in fire bombs and flame throwers

  • napery - noun linens for the dining table

  • naphtha - noun any of various volatile flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures; used chiefly as solvents

  • naphthalene - noun a white crystalline strong-smelling hydrocarbon made from coal tar or petroleum and used in organic synthesis and as a fumigant in mothballs

  • naphthol - noun either of two phenols derived from naphthalene

  • naphthoquinone - noun a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in the clotting of blood

  • napped - adj. (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing

  • napping - adj. not prepared or vigilant

  • nappy - adj. of hair in small tight curls; noun garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement

  • naprapath - noun a therapist who practices naprapathy

  • naprapathy - noun a drugless method of treatment based on the belief that disease symptoms arise from problems with ligaments and connective tissues

  • napu - noun chevrotain somewhat larger than the kanchil; found in India and Malaya

  • narcism - noun an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself

  • narcissistic - adj. characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance

  • narcist - noun someone in love with themselves

  • narcolepsy - noun a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep

  • narcoleptic - adj. of or relating to narcolepsy; noun a soporific drug that produces an uncontrollable desire to sleep; a person who has narcolepsy

  • narcotize - verb administer narcotics to

  • nard - noun an aromatic ointment used in antiquity

  • nardoo - noun Australian clover fern

  • narghile - noun an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water

  • narial - adj. of or relating to or near the nares

  • naris - noun any of the openings to the nasal cavities that allow air to flow through the cavities to the pharynx

  • nark - noun an informer or spy working for the police; a lawman concerned with narcotics violations; verb inform or spy (for the police); cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

  • narration - noun (rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth; the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program

  • narrative - adj. consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story; noun a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program

  • narrator - noun someone who tells a story

  • narrowly - adv. in a narrow manner; not allowing for exceptions

  • narrowness - noun the property of being narrow; having little width; a restriction of range or scope; a small margin; an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior

  • narthecium - noun bog asphodels; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae

  • narthex - noun a vestibule leading to the nave of a church; portico at the west end of an early Christian basilica or church

  • narwhal - noun small arctic whale the male having a long spiral ivory tusk

  • nasalis - noun proboscis monkeys

  • nasality - noun a quality of the voice that is produced by nasal resonators

  • nasalization - noun the act of nasalizing; the utterance of sounds modulated by the nasal resonators

  • nasalize - verb pronounce with a lowered velum; speak nasally or through the nose

  • nasally - adv. in a nasal manner

  • nascence - noun the event of being born

  • nascency - noun the event of being born

  • nasion - noun the craniometric point at the bridge of the nose where the frontal and nasal bones of the skull meet

  • nasopharyngeal - adj. of or relating to or located near the nasopharynx

  • nasopharynx - noun cavity forming the upper part of the pharynx

  • nast - noun United States political cartoonist (1840-1902)

  • nastily - adv. in a nasty ill-tempered manner

  • nastiness - noun the quality of being unpleasant; malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty; a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse

  • nasua - noun coatis

  • natality - noun the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year

  • natation - noun the act of someone who floats on the water

  • natator - noun a person who travels through the water by swimming

  • natatorium - noun pool that provides a facility for swimming

  • nates - noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

  • naticidae - noun moonshells

  • national - adj. concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country; limited to or in the interests of a particular nation; owned or maintained for the public by the national government; of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country; of or relating to nationality; characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation; inside the country; noun a person who owes allegiance to that nation

  • nationalism - noun the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other; the doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals; the aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination; love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

  • nationalist - adj. devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation including promoting the interests of one country over those of others; noun an advocate of national independence of or a strong national government; one who loves and defends his or her country

  • nationalistic - adj. devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation including promoting the interests of one country over those of others; fanatically patriotic

  • nationality - noun people having common origins or traditions and often comprising a nation; the status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization
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